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Delta Charter picks up 177 students from within Manteca USD

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POSTED June 22, 2017 1:23 a.m.

Delta Charter Schools based in the Tracy area last school year had 177 students that reside within the Manteca Unified School enrolled either in their brick and mortar classroom-based elementary and high school or online programs and home-school programs.
That’s one out of every nine of the 1,592 students that were enrolled as of May 16, 2017 in Delta Charter Schools.
The largest contingent was 532 students from Tracy schools followed by 226 from Stockton Unified. Fourth after Manteca Unified was New Jerusalem School District in rural Tracy at 171. Patterson Unified was at fifth with 120 and Lodi Unified sixth at 66.
Altogether students attending Delta Charter schools come from 53 districts in the Central Valley and Bay Area. Among those are two students that reside within the Ripon Unified School District.
The growing offerings of the charter high school — that will compete in football for the first time this fall — is expected to keep the charter school’s numbers growing.
Charter and home schooled students not being taught through such programs that Manteca Unified offers such as be.tech High — as well as parochial schools — account for over 1,000 students that would have been attending school in physical classrooms in Manteca, Lathrop, Weston Ranch in South Stockton, and French Camp. The three other biggest draws are River Islands Tech Academy, Ripon Christian Schools, St. Anthony’s and Great Valley Academy.
If Manteca Unified were teaching and housing the students attending outside charter schools they would need the equivalent of at least another elementary campus that carries a price tag of $25 million as well as additional space at high schools.

Road work closing section
of Atherton through July 7
Atherton Drive from west of 2303 Atherton Drive to Hearthsong Drive is now closed to traffic through July 7.
The closure of the area west of Airport Way is allowing the installation of new water, storm, and sewer lines that are being installed by Knife River Construction.
Detours are being provided to route traffic around the construction.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email dwyatt@mantecabulletin.com

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